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tt romney. >> they have arrived in new york for the second debate of the presidential election season. after an intense weekend of preparations and practice, center stage will be the sports complex at hofstra university in long island. the debate gets under way in exactly three hours. our senior political reporter talked to both sides about what to expect tonight. scott. >> gordon, the town hall setting means the questions come from the audience. they will get somewhere around a dozen or more split between domestic and foreign policy. a lot of pressure tonight on both men. the president has been taking heat since october 3rd. that was the last debate. that is a long time and he will be looking to rebound. >> how do you feel about tonight? >> i feel fabulous. >> the president hungry for a rematch and redemption. mitt romney hoping for a repeat and voters anxious for round two.
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>> i think romney needs to be more prepared for a town hall meeting. >> romney could be pressed on his 47% comment the president on libya a question he ignored earlier today as critics claim hill the president off the hook. without being too aggressive, he plans to call out mitt romney when he feels the governor is not being honest. it romney plans to hire on the promises his team says not kept. >> the only way the president can win is if he can convince you to really dislike mitt romney. >> both know that the performances do matter. they will either be fodder for late-night tv or influence the undecided. >> how the pundit class or is it tonight is largely out of our
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control. >> at the end of the day, the vote is the grade. >> both sides tell me that they are prepared for the and noun i can come from a town hall -- unknown that can come from a town hall. they both say their plan excited for it. >> remember, you can watch the debate right here. our coverage begins at 9:00. tell us what you think of the debate as well by logging onto if you have not used our instant reaction before, we will show you how later in the newscast. >> continues in the battleground state of virginia. crowds are gathering right now in fredericksburg at a rally hosted by republican vice- presidential nominee paul ryan. that is expected to begin in about half an hour. earlier today, ryan was in lynchburg. he told the audience there is up
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to them to turn the state read come election day. mitt romney will make stops across virginia tomorrow. >> is a complaint from everyone. you get a ticket from a speed camera and the fine is too high. some members of the d.c. council are pushing to lower the fines. what would that do to the city's bottom line? sam has more. >> the city currently has about 100 of the speed and red light cameras generating about $85 million a year and it is about to install about 100 more devices that will fine you for running a stop sign or blocking a crosswalk during gridlock. but the d.c. council wants to limit those fines to no more than $50. >> this is the one i think cause the camera to go off. >> she is here to argue her way
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out of a $150 ticket. >> $150 is outrageous. >> maybe, maybe not, the two members of the council introduced a bill to tame the uses of these enforcement devices that have brought at least $85 million into the treasury. >> at the same time, provide legitimacy to what we're doing. >> the bill would cut the fat in -- that the fines to no more it undermines the whole credibility of the program in terms of having the public believe this is about public safety. >> the truth is, since the cameras came in, traffic deaths have declined 80%. but do the fines have to be so high? the public reaction to cutting the fines? >> i think they should be as d.c. is trying to get money any
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way they can. >> it is clearly not for safety. i think d.c. is dirty money hungry at the moment. >> the bill is the result of a task force that met three times. critics are privately saying that this bill could cost the city $80 million in revenue. the council has scheduled a hearing for monday, november 5th. price we're following a developing story out of college park where two university of maryland students were robbed at gunpoint. it happened at the corner of calvert road in princeton avenue. the students were out for a job when two people pulled guns on them. they were able to make it to a neither was hurt and the robbers ran off. police are hoping surveillance video will help them catch the gunman.
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>> a man is under arrest after police say he murdered his sister. police say it all stemmed from a domestic dispute. the alleged shooter, a 59-year- old charles hamilton, was taken into custody at the scene. >> some of washington's biggest names gathered today to remember the life of former pennsylvania senator arlen specter. a memorial service was held this morning outside philadelphia. vice-president biden was there. speakers at the service said specter was irreplaceable and determined. he died from complications of non hodgkin's lymphoma. he was 82 years old. george mcgovern has been admitted to the hospital. no details have been released about his health because the family has us for privacy.
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mcgovern unsuccessfully ran for president against richard nixon. he is 90 years old. >> still to come from a new support for the plans to build a casino in maryland. >> also, a raise on the way for millions of social security recipients. >> 60 degrees and clear skies right now in arlington.
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[ male announcer ] president obama says he's creating jobs but he's really creating debt. the facts are clear. obama's four deficits are the four largest in us history. he's adding almost as much debt as all 43 previous presidents -- combined. and over 30 cents of every dollar obama spends is borrowed. much of it from countries like china. he's not just wasting money he's borrowing it and then wasting [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this messe.
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scott pelley: "you made on your investments, personally, about $20 million last year, and you paid 14% in federal taxes, that's the capital gains rate. is that fair to the guy who makes $50,000 and paid a higher rate than you did? so you think it is fair?" romney: "yeah, i think it's the right way to encourage economic growth." lower tax rates for him...than us. is that the way to grow america? i'm barack obama, and i approve this messa.
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>> michael steele has something to say about gambling in maryland. >> one company has reportedly spent millions to defeat question 7 that would expand gambling in the state. michael steele says it is looking to shut down the proposal because it owns a casino nearby. >> some people on wall street are shocked after the ceo of citigroup and expanded the -- unexpectedly stepped down. there was no official reason for the departure. investors have long complained
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of vikram pandit's massive pay packages. >> people who receive social security will see a 1.7% increase in january. the cost of living increase its lowest since annual adjustments were adopted in 1965. >> another big debate tonight and you can weigh in on your cell phone. i will show you how, coming out. >> a sunny day across the area. can we expect a repeat performance tomorrow? >> local products in basketball and football are being touted today, and the redskins take a day to get healthy and regroup. with over 200 varieties, keurig makes brewing a delicious cup of coffee simple.
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>> you may not be able to be at tonight's presidential debate, but use can -- you can still
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weigh in on what is being said. >> greta crews gives us a quick tutorial on how this works. >> i am going to make this very easy for you so that you can give your input continuously if you want during the debates. all you need are three things, a tv tuned to abc-7 to watch the debate a smartphone to give your feedback, and a computer to follow the feedback. first, go to, answer a few simple questions and you are ready to go. a as you watch the debate on tv, react on your cell phone. comment on whether you agree disagree, think the candidate was straight on the question or dodging it. watch the constantly changing linear reaction feedback, blue
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for democrat, red for republican. >> the spikes come of peaks and valleys really show what topics you aren't -- your most reacting to and how you're reacting to them. >> russ is. you can log onto beginning at 9:00 p.m. >> what if people reacted like that to the weather forecast? >> well, right now everybody likes it. >> october has some of the nicest weather of the year in the area. and it is going to continue for the next few days. let's take a look at the earth and science lab. this is a live look of frederick, maryland. it has been a beautiful day and will be all afternoon and
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throughout the evening. there has been a parade of fair weather clouds, but as we get closer to sunset the clouds are diminishing. we will have a clear night. 55 degrees in the district. officially reagan national airport, the site of the official climate data for washington 65 goes on our board as the hyper temperature -- as our high temperature. we are still at the time of year when the water temperature of the day influences adjacent land areas and make stamps -- of the bay influences adjacent land areas and makes them a little cooler. sustained winds said 6:00 down to 6 miles per hour in gaithersburg. they are potentially going to fall off. it will be 40 in the suburbs by
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morning. high cloudiness will to the south. high pressure and under control. a sunny day tomorrow. wind from the south will push us to 70 degrees. on thursday, a real push of warm wind. there may be showers late thursday afternoon into friday morning. and then a very pleasant weather pattern for the weekend. tomorrow, a 66-72 degrees with the wind out of the south. this will continue into the day thursday and then winds will gust around 15-20 m.p.h.. a chance of showers late in the day could linger into friday morning and in clearing friday afternoon, still mild. over the weekend, it looks great. mid-'60s and upper 60's.
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>> and now the toyota sports desk brought to you by your local toy even -- by your local toyota dealers. >> how do the redskins look? >> they have been banged up but they are getting healthy. they are definitely gaining confidence, especially on the offense. theirson acquisition had a big impact on opening day against the saints but he has had a hitch in his city of ever since. it seemed he was on the road to recovery but was inactive on sunday. you have seen what he is done when he is healthy. he is very -- we're very excited to have him. he has a chance to come back and help us down the stretch
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hopefully sooner rather than later. >> let's go to san diego. did you see this last night? peyton manning brought denver back. 13 of his 14 second-half passes. seven-seven. 35 unanswered points. it was the fourth biggest comeback in nfl history. denver beat the chargers. he was terrific. high school basketball star, a heavily recruited guard, has committed to playing college park. he was heavily recruited by georgetown, ucla and rutgers. after the twins announced they were going to kentucky, he said he would play for maryland. stefan is the special teams player of the week. how about this 100 yard kickoff return? third time he has been honored
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already this season. >> i worked real hard. i am committed to the game. all my time and effort goes here. i am surprised. i did not think i would do this well but good things happen. i will continue to do my job. >> american league championship series continues tonight and so far it has been a good old- fashioned spanking by the tigers. the yankees have yet to show up and it has been a nightmare for new york. derek jeter broke his ankle in game 1, gone. unfortunately for the yankees it has been contagious. justin verlander on the hill for the tigers to night. >> it is just going to take one hit to get us going. somebody has to get that hit. you have to understand what teams are trying to do to you take what they are giving you
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and make adjustments. >> finally, a couple of nfl notes. the president of the cleveland browns is out at the end of the season. the former redskins safety takes over on an interim basis as defensive coordinator for the eagles.
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maryland schools are number one in america because we invest in them. but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i can promise you that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote qor question seven. as governor, i cut five billion dollars in spending and balanced
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the budget every year. and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors, to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine and i approve this message ...because we'll work together to restore fiscal responsibility, grow our economy and create jobs. [ male announcer ] tim kaine. bringing people together to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.
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>> things are looking very nice outside. >> very nice. two minutes from sun said. -- sunset. it is going to get dark soon. 70 tomorrow. breezy and warm thursday and friday. a very pleasant weekend, a 60's and sunshine. check all this out and more at >> that would be a good screen saver. >> pretty weather pictures. >> do not forget, the president's debate starts at 9:00 tonight. >> have a great night. [ female announcer ] as you're making your decision... maybe you're
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wondering what to believe about mitt romney. well, when it comes to procting your access to birth control... and the basic women's health care services planned parenthood provides... one thing we must rememember is this: i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. [ female announcer ] he'll cut it off. cut us off. planned parenthood. we're going to get rid of that. [ female announcer ] ] women need to know the real mitt eymney. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approve thisessage.
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[ mitt romney ] look at the evidence of the last four years. we'v've got
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23 million people out of work or stopped looking for work. they're suffering in this coury. the president would prefer raising taxes. the problem with raising taxes is that it slows down the ratef growth. i'm not going to raise taxes on anyone because when the economy's growing slow like this, when we're in recession you shouldn't raise taxes aon anyone. my plan is to bring down rates to get more people working. my priority is puttiing people back to work in america. i'm mitt romney and i approve e this message.


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